This refreshing drink is sure to quench your thirst and make you reach for another. From its health and beauty benefits to the way it can be used in a number of delicious cocktails, Japanese yuzu is the fruit to enjoy this summer!
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July brings two significant holidays to Japan: Tanabata and Doyo No Ushi No Hi. One celebrates the fated reunion of two stars, while the other has less epic origins—but equally delicious food traditions.
The Tanabata Festival comes once a year. However, you can enjoy its traditional cuisine anytime with delicious, cold somen noodles. With a variety of options for decorations, the possibilities are as numerous as the stars.
One of Japan's three major holiday seasons, August features two important cultural traditions: Hassaku No Iwai and Obon. The former is born from agricultural heritage, and the latter, Buddhist rituals.
In Japan, cooking fresh food in season ensures great taste and nutrition in every meal. In the month of August, many Japanese dishes feature tomatoes and corn, which are healthy and delicious, and can be prepared in many different ways.
Eating cold noodles can be a great option to beat the heat of summer. Whether you drain and chill your noodles on a zaru or experiment with unique ingredients that add color and flavor, you won't be disappointed with these cool Japanese noodles!
Quick & Easy Recipes
Easy-to-follow recipe and video for enoki mushroom and spinach mayonnaise salad, plus everything you need to know about Japanese mushrooms and mayonnaise.
Invite your friends over for some authentic Japanese isobe yaki, a sweet and savory snack that combines mochi with seaweed and soy sauce. Everyone will be delighted by your mastery of this authentic Japanese recipe and easy-to-follow video.
The sesame dressing adds to the tofu and asparagus salad! Make a lot of the dressing so you can stock it for multiple uses.
This simple and quick recipe is perfect if you're busy but still want to eat healthy. The salad will also be a nice addition to your lunch box!
A traditional part of Japanese food culture, soybean kinako tea, is a sweet and creamy drink that is made with black tea, soymilk, and kinako soy flour to add richness and creamy consistency. Learn to make it at home with our recipe and video!
Make a delicious sashimi tuna rice bowl from scratch using an umami-rich marinade to really bring out the flavor with our recipe. This special donburi recipe makes a great lunch or hot weather dinner and will impress friends and family.
Edamame is a popular appetizer, and goes well with ice cold beer! Put a little more effort in the edamame to make it even tastier!
A healthy Japanese recipe that also packs a serious flavor blast, this Bean Sprout Curry with Soy Sauce recipe uses ingredients like pork, sake and curry powder to create a light meal that can be served at any time.
Perfect recipe for healthy-eaters! Very healthy but filling and yummy.
The ingredients are simple, but it still makes a great dish. The butter and soy sauce add additional flavor to the vegetables!
Topped with whipped cream, berries and syrup, our Japanese style pancakes are lighter and creamier than what is common in the west. Find out the secret to their delightful fluffiness with our recipe and then make them yourself at home!
Tonkatsu, fried pork cutlet, is a popular Japanese dish. But there are many other types of katsu featuring chicken, fish, or other ingredients. You can also enjoy katsu in a variety of delicious ways, from a simple sandwich to heartwarming curries.
Quick, healthy, and bursting with flavor. This recipe for tofu teriyaki sandwiches is both vegetarian and loaded with Umami. Learn how to do it right with our easy-to-follow recipe and all of our cooking tips here.
Tokoroten, also known as Japanese jelly noodles, are a cold noodle dish made from kanten, a gelatinous substance made from seaweed. This vegetarian and healthier alternative to pasta can be enjoyed as either a savory or sweet dish.
The secret to the fluffy and light texture of Japanese style cheesecake is in the merengue style batter that we use and the secret cooking technique. Learn how to do both with this recipe.
As an alternative to ordinary roses, why not give a gift of Japanese rose syrup or Japanese rose salt, either of which will last much longer and add a touch of flavor and elegance to many dishes.